These past few days I’ve been thinking about Britney and everything she is going through.
It is unacceptable that any woman, or human, wanting to be in control of their own destiny might not be allowed to live life as they wish. pic.twitter.com/NRhNwcJaD3
— Christina Aguilera (@xtina) June 29, 2021
–Christina Aguilera took to Twitter and Instagram to speak out in defense of Britney Spears, saying her Mickey Mouse Club alum has “the right to her own body, her own reproductive system, her own privacy.”
–Kevin Federline also issued a statement supporting Spears. I’ve often wondered where he is on all this, seeing as he has primary custody of their boys. A couple of years ago he got a restraining order against her dad, alleging that he shook a then 13-year-old Sean Preston.
-This profile on Rosie O’Donnell’s show (which turns 25) is incredibly compelling, especially in contrast to current talk show hosts. She insisted on giving staffers paid summers between the seasons, free on-set day-care, and longer contracts for job security. When Warner Bros. warned such perks would “set a precedent,” and says she countered, “I don’t really care. If you want me to do the show, you have to be kind to the people who work here making you millions of dollars.” (I also loved the bit about Tom Cruise being nervous about which flowers to give her on his long-awaited appearance.)
-This is a great cover story on Annie Murphy, who is having a moment.
-It looks like Jason Sudeikis really is dating his Ted Lasso costar, Keeley Hazell. (She plays Bex, Rupert’s girlfriend.)
-Speaking of relationship rumours, Timothée Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp appear to be back on.
–Andra Day laughed off rumours that she’s dating Brad Pitt. “Oh my gosh, child…we’ve never met.”
-But really the only thing people are talking about when it comes to Netflix’s Sex/Life is Demos‘ full frontal scene in episode three.
-That’s So Raven’s Kyle Massey was charged with a felony after he allegedly sent messages of a “sexual nature” to a 13-year-old girl.
–John Lithgow is returning for a “short but decisive” appearance in the Dexter reboot.
-Three weeks into its streaming release, Manifest is still the top show on Netflix, despite its cancellation on NBC and the fact that Netflix passed on picking it up.
-We’re getting season 3 of The Wine Show with Matthew Goode, Matthew Rhys, James Purefoy and Dominic West.
-Hulu’s This Way Up returns in July. I adored this show.
-I didn’t see this coming, but Good Omens has been renewed by Amazon Prime for a season two.
-Also pleasantly surprising: A Quiet Place 2 will stream in Canada on Amazon Prime, starting July 13.
-The Sopranos is one of my pop culture blindspots (I think I watched a few episodes? Maybe?) so I have little interest in the prequel, The Many Saints Of Newark. But it is very sweet that Tony Soprano is played by Michael Gandolfini, the son of the late James Gandolfini. Here’s the trailer.
–Kate Beckinsale stars as a badass bouncer with anger issues in the official trailer for Jolt, coming to Amazon Prime Video on July 23. This looks like silly fun, and the supporting cast is stacked: Bobby Cannavale, Jai Courtney, Laverne Cox, David Bradley, Susan Sarandon, and Stanley Tucci.